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Walking the Great Wall - Exodus Travels
Walking the Great Wall - Exodus Travels
Excellent
86 reviews
Starts
Beijing
+4 Destinations
Great Wall of China
Ends
Beijing
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Highlights

Start and end in Beijing! With the hiking & trekking tour Walking the Great Wall, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Beijing, China and 4 other destinations in China. Walking the Great Wall includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Attraction-Based Hikes, In-depth Cultural

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  • AC
    Written on April 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded expectations. Our guide in Beijing was exemplary and shared with us so many aspects about his culture and history. The range of activities was far reaching and the ability to appreciate two cities (we did the Xian extension) together... Read more

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  • SB
    Written on April 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just back from hiking the Great Wall of China and it has been awesome. From start to finish Exodus and Jerry the local tour Manager have made sure everything was taken care of so we could enjoy this once in a lifetime trip, The weather early April was... Read more

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  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 3
    Written on November 7, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a trip of a lifetime! Trekking the Great Wall was an amazing experience, led by a brilliant guide. Would highly recommend it!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Actually walking on the Great Wall is an incredible experience. YouÂ... Read more

  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 4
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The China trip was organised to perfection, those employed to make the trip a success in China worked hard and always with individuals interest - a credit to your partners.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Walking along the natural... Read more

  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 5
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Outstanding local rep with Kevin (Great Wall of China). Trip was just as described.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Being in less tourist type places.What did you think of your group leader?Kevin really made the trip. Great sense of... Read more

  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 6
    Written on October 7, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    the trek exceeded my expectations and encourages me to book another trek.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Great Wall was amazing and each stretch confirmed that the Wall is well worth the visit.What did you think of your group... Read more

  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 7
    Written on August 28, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent trip, well organised, and a real experience! Each day brought a new challenge, and our Tour Leader Jerry was a fantastic leader - a real motivator on achey mornings! The food was the biggest culture shock, but if you aren't fussy it wont be a... Read more

  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 8
    Written on August 27, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A really enjoyable trip, with a great guide and a fantastic group of people. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I really enjoyed the variety of walks on the Great Wall. Each day brought different scenery, and different challenges, whether... Read more

  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 9
    Written on August 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A rare treat of a trip which allows you to be at 'one' with the Great Wall, seeing expanses of countryside, staying in local, friendly guesthouses with a dash of Beijing at beginning and end!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The first day... Read more

  • Walking the Great Wall reviewer 10
    Written on August 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent adventure holiday - just the right amount of physical and mental challenge. I also learnt so much more about Chinese history and culture than I thought I would thanks to our fabulous tour leader Jerry. All in all a fantastix experience and I would... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Beijing; free afternoon and Beijing duck dinner
  2. Day 2: Drive to Huanghuacheng; afternoon trek
  3. Day 3: Trek from Mutian Yu to Jiankou
  4. Day 4: Morning trek at Jiankou 'wild' wall; afternoon drive to Gubeikou
  5. Day 5: Hike the Great Wall at Jinshanling Section; overnight in Gubeikou 
  6. Day 6: Trek Gubeikou's Palongshan section
  7. Day 7: Majiagou Hill circular walk via Niangniang temple; drive to Beijing
  8. Day 8: Beijing city tour
  9. Day 9: Our trips ends today in Beijing after breakfast.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • How many miles per day?

    The daily mileage ranges from 1.9 to 10.6 miles a day

  • What are the inclusions of this tour?

    Please see what is included here:

    8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

    All accommodation (see below)

    All transport and listed activities

    Tour leader throughout

    Arrival & departure transfers

    We offer 3 star clean and comfortable accommodation.
    You can see the detailed itinerary and trip notes on our website.
    Your bags are transported for you while hiking, you would just be responsible for your day pack.

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Beijing.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 February 2019 the full payment of $1,416 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1416 for Walking the Great Wall, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Exodus Travels tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 239 km.
  • Beijing (China)
  • 61 km
  • Great Wall (China)
  • 58 km
  • Gubeikou (China)
  • 7 km
  • Jinshanling (China)
  • 2 km
  • Simatai (China)
  • 112 km
  • Beijing (China)

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